robin ireland
Robin was a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School and went on to read music at Cambridge University. After further study in America, he had a short spell as leader of the Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra. He subsequently became a founder member of the piano quartet, Domus, and since that point, chamber music has formed a major part of his career, and he has become known as one of the UK’s finest chamber musicians.
Robin was a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School and went on to read music at Cambridge University. After further study in America, he had a short spell as leader of the Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra. He sub-sequently became a founder member of the piano quartet, Domus, and since that point, chamber music has formed a major part of his career, and he has become known as one of the UK’s finest chamber musicians.

Robin played viola with the renowned Lindsay String Quartet for twenty years, until the group disbanded in July 2005, The Lindsays were known throughout the world for their intense and moving performances, and they made over fifty CDs for ASV, covering virtually all the major string quartet repertoire. In January 2006 he became a mem-ber of the Primrose Piano Quartet.

In addition to his highly successful chamber music ventures, Robin is an exceptional soloist and has appeared with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Mozart Players. Recently he performed the Walton and Bartok viola concertos and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. He has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has given many recitals covering the standard viola and piano repertoire. He also gives performances for unaccompanied viola (often featuring viola transcriptions of Bach’s unaccompanied violin or cello works) and his recording on the Quartz label features this repertoire.

Robin is also a highly respected composer and teacher and is Senior Viola Tutor at the Birmingham Conservatoire. He plays on an Amati viola made in Cremona in 1630.

janet hilton